University of Colorado Denver
Professional Research Assistant
Department of Neurology
Job Code: 1310
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
Nature of Work
The Department of Neurology has an opening for a motivated part-time Professional Research Assistant (Non-Epileptic Seizure (NES) Coordinator) to coordinate activities for the NES clinic. This position will serve as a liaison between the NES clinic colleagues and will engage with others at all levels of the organization. As the NES Coordinator, this individual will be responsible for collating data for research and developing tools that will help automate and eventually disseminate the NES program. We are seeking an individual who is collaborative, communicative, caring, detail oriented and organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated in all areas of study coordination.
The position will work remotely, off-site, and will use their own equipment. Hours will vary and are dependent of program priorities and schedules. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100-degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008, the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.
Examples of Work Performed
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Participating in study recruitment initiatives that include communicating with patients who have expressed interest in the study, pre-screening activities, screening patients, and documenting patient enrollment statuses in collaboration with the recruitment specialist
Managing research visit scheduling by collaborating and communicating with the clinical research-scheduling specialist.This includes considering principal investigator schedule, masked or unmasked staff schedules, patient schedules, clinic schedules, etc. in order for visit windows and the protocol requirements to be followed
Ensuring study quality meets the requirements of study protocols, department and UCH Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (e.g., accurately entering in appropriate information/documents into OnCore and EPIC) and research regulations and best practices (e.g., ICH guidelines, FDA code of Federal Regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)). Examples of this include proactively preventing deviations, creating source documents, creating backup plans, and ensuring principal investigator oversight
Working, communicating, and collaborating with various colleagues (e.g., principal investigator, clinicians, medical staff, and neurology research staff, finance and billing professionals, and regulatory team). The PRA is responsible for providing excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders by presenting a positive image of the department and University
Managing accurate and timely documentation of all NES program coordination activities and correspondence (e.g., data abstraction, clinic materials/documentation, NES website, patient programs, progress reports) that adhere to department and program protocols using various electronic information systems. This position will also be responsible for responding to queries and requests in a timely and professional manner
Participating in subspecialty team meetings and neurology clinical research coordinator meetings.Collaborating with team members for backup needs, sharing learning experiences, and applying learning opportunities
Communicate between parties to ensure collaboration allows for further development of the NES Clinic
Develop data abstraction and input pathway from Epic EMR to NES Clinic DB.
Other duties as assigned
*Travel to and from interviews is at the expense of the applicant
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .
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Bachelor’s degree in biological science, psychology, or nursing, or related field.
At least one year working in human subjects’ research OR working in a health care setting
Direct patient contact
Preferred Qualifications :
Clinical research drug and/or device study coordination experience
Research training: CITI, IATA, blood borne pathogens, Basic Life Support (BLS), GCP
Experience completing documentation and performing tasks routinely used in clinical research, such as understanding federal regulations and Good Clinical Practice
Customer service skills
Background in Neuroscience
Experience with Epic (UCH electronic medical record system) and CTMS systems (Oncore)
Experience working with patients with Neurological or behavioral health conditions
Experience with RedCap, FileMaker Pro, eCRF databases
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures.
Respect patient rights and put patient safety first, excellent patient rapport
A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
Empathetic to patients with chronic illnesses
Great attention to detail and quality
Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner
Follow best practices in research (ICH guidelines, GCP, FDA guidelines)
Ability to follow and execute a study protocol and proactively prevent deviations
Ability to follow direction of the PI and direct supervisor, follow all department SOPs and department policies
Good documentation practices
Dedication to professional development and life-long learning
Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and to think on your feet
Experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
Substitution : A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the required experience.
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Jul 31, 2020
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Joshua Schwab
Posting Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Number 00776177
Req ID: 18881
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.